Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cusack is Icicle Seafoods’ New Sales and Marketing Executive

Michael Cusack is Icicle Seafoods’ new executive vice president for sales and marketing, the company has announced.

Cusack most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing for Nissui USA FW Bryce Inc., where he oversaw commodity seafood sales for North America.

Amy Humphreys, president and chief executive officer of Icicle, said Cusack’s experience includes sales of Alaska salmon, pollock, crab, halibut, sablefish and cod, as well as experience with farmed salon products.

Prior to Nissui USA FW Bryce Inc., Cusack held senior business development and sales roles with Nissui USA Fishking, UniSea Foods Inc., and Wards Cove Packing Co.

He also fished commercially for several years in Alaska.

Icicle, one of the largest and most diversified seafood companies in North America, has gone through several management changes in recent months, including the appointment in February of Humphreys, the former president of Delta Western Inc., a leading petroleum marketing and distribution company in Alaska. She succeeded Dennis Guhlke, whom the company said resigned.

Icicle does primary processing of wild salmon, pollock, crab, halibut, cod, sablefish and herring in most major fisheries in Alaska, with on-shore and floating processing facilities.  Icicle also owns a large salmon farming company in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a joint venture in Chile that produces farm raised salmon and trout.

Headquartered in Seattle, Icicle is owned by investment funds managed by Paine and Parners, LLC., a private equity fund with offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.  Paine & Partners provides equity capital for management buyouts, going private transactions, and company expansion and growth programs.

Paine & Partners’ focus is on the food and agribusiness industry globally, and its principals, through a predecessor fund. For information is at .

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